Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Community newspapers should start planning now for National Rural Health Day on Nov. 19

Community newspapers can start planning ahead for National Rural Health Day on Nov. 19. The fifth annual event is "an opportunity to 'Celebrate the Power of Rural' by honoring the selfless, community-minded, 'can do' spirit that prevails in rural America," says the organization's website. "But it also gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face—and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges."

The National Rural Health Day website offers a variety of resources, including a tracking sheet "to help better track the activities of the State Offices," a Wikispace page to start or join a discussion about National Rural Health Day and letters, releases, presentations, proclamation templates and community success stories. Webinars will also take place on Nov. 19. More resources will be made available in the days leading up to National Rural Health Day.

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